Firstly, what is a talisman?
A talisman is a tool for stirring the divinity and igniting the creativity that already resides within you. It is a holy symbol to remind you of your wholeness.
A talisman is an object that holds individual significance by bridging the visible and invisible aspects of personal experience. A talisman can be crafted or found. The power of a talisman can be translated and felt as an immediate tangible effect under certain conditions.
As an object of personal power, a talisman invites integration, healing, illumination, acceptance, fortitude and resilience.
What is an art talisman?
At the deepest level, the creative process and the healing process arise from a single source. When you are an artist, you are a healer; a wordless trust of the same mystery is the foundation of your work and its integrity.Rachel Naomi Remen, MD
Art always emerges from the intersection between the mysterious and the obvious. It is the bridge between the invisible and the tangible. The visual artist primarily marries the dynamic forces of existence through color, light and form. The musician or performing artist marries the dynamic forces of existence through sound and movement. But these categories are simply markers. Many artists transcend these distinctions and explore across and within the multiple dimensions of human experience.
The power of art to access multiple dimensions and speak in multiple languages is its healing capacity. A singular force pulls or pushes towards a state of increasing imbalance. Art always offers a bridge to restore equilibrium.
When artists give form to revelation, their art can advance, deepen and potentially transform the consciousness of their community.Alex Grey
The artist that is healed by their art making, offers this healing to others in their artwork. An artwork created under conditions of mindfulness, intuition, empathy and self-care is an artwork rich in restoration power for others.
When you commission an art talisman, you are inviting the opportunity for a highly personal contemplation tool to emerge.
How can I benefit from an art talisman?
The value of an art talisman is directly dependent on your investment in it. It has the power to energize, heal, protect, balance, calm and illuminate you with regular engagement.
In your daily busyness, an art talisman can become a restore point – an intimate sanctuary that offers integration and rejuvenation. The potential impact of your art talisman will exponentially increase as you practice deepening curiosity and contemplation.
“I have been so lucky to have journeyed with my talisman for a few months and it is difficult to describe how moved I have been by its presence. I have placed it in different spaces of our home, sometimes next to my bed as a world to fall into when I struggle to sleep, at other times next to my laptop as a place I can visit when my thoughts overwhelm me. But most often next to my meditation stool.
What has fascinated me most is that it has opened me up to whole galaxies that have drawn me in, spaces that feel completely different each time I go back. A treasure chest of new experiences that I am so grateful to have access to.” (Klara, 2019)
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